Citigroup pays 180 million to settle hedge fund fraud case

first_imgNEW YORK – U.S. securities regulators ordered two Citigroup affiliates Monday to pay $180 million to settle charges that they defrauded investors by falsely claiming a pair of hedge funds were low-risk.Citigroup collected nearly $3 billion from 4,000 investors by claiming the ASTA/MAT fund and the Falcon fund were low-risk investments akin to investing in government bonds, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said.In 2008, both funds collapsed during the financial crisis.“The funds were not bond substitutes, and an investment in the funds carried significantly greater risk than a bond investment,” the SEC said.Both funds used “significant amounts of leverage” and were classified in an internal Citigroup rating system as having “significant risk to principal.”“That rating, however, was not shared with the majority of investors and financial advisors,” the SEC said.The SEC criticized Citigroup for poorly overseeing fund management staff to ensure communications were “accurate and not misleading.”The order also faulted fund employees for dishonest statements about the funds’ financial condition when they came under strain in 2007.“Advisers at these Citigroup affiliates were supposed to be looking out for investors’ best interests, but falsely assured them they were making safe investments even when the funds were on the brink of disaster,” said Andrew Ceresney, director for the SEC’s enforcement division.Citigroup said through a spokesman that the bank is “pleased to have resolved this matter.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Feds say they’re finally going after bad guys on Wall Street Regional investment is key to Central American security, say foreign ministers FIFA corruption probe: Swiss to extradite ex-VP Figueredo to US Blatter fights ban amid FIFA turmoillast_img read more

Did Fannie Mae Pay Too Much for MSRs in BofA Deal

first_img Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Fannie Mae FHFA Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Servicing Rights Processing Service Providers 2012-09-20 Krista Franks Brock September 20, 2012 400 Views center_img As part of its High Touch Servicing Program, “”Fannie Mae””:http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/index.html entered a deal with “”Bank of America””:https://www.bankofamerica.com/ in July 2011 to purchase mortgage servicing rights (MSR) for about 384,000 high-risk loans the GSE guaranteed. [IMAGE]The Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Inspector General (FHFA-OIG) recently reviewed the deal and the program in general. The idea behind Fannie Mae’s High Touch Servicing program is to purchase the servicing rights for portfolios of high-risk loans it guarantees and transfer them to specialty servicers to mitigate losses. At the time of the BofA deal, the portfolio in question had an 11 percent delinquency rate. Fannie Mae estimated it would reduce losses by between $1.7 billion and $2.7 billion by turning the loans over to a specialty servicer. [COLUMN_BREAK]The GSE has the option of transferring servicing rights “”for cause”” without paying any fees to the current servicer, or “”without cause”” at a rate of twice the annualized servicing fee. However, the ultimate deal negotiated between Fannie Mae and BofA required the GSE to pay 2.4 times the annualized servicing fee — $512 million instead of $427 million. While the FHFA held reservations about the price of the deal, it ultimately approved it. After reviewing the purchase, FHFA-OIG stated in its report, “”Fannie Mae, as guarantor of the mortgages in the BOA portfolio, faced the prospect of significant losses were it not to purchase the MSR; thus, the value of the MSR to Fannie Mae might well have exceeded the value to a purchaser with no such liability.”” The FHFA-OIG did find some fault with Fannie Mae’s approach in negotiating the deal. The GSE relied solely on one independent valuator’s review of the portfolio and “”did not avail itself of its internal Model Risk Oversight Group to assess the independent valuator’s process or conclusions.”” The FHFA-OIG “”ventures no findings as to the validity of the independent valuator’s valuation model or the accuracy of its valuation of the BOA portfolio.”” The terms of the BofA deal were not out of line with other similar deals, according to the report. However, the FHFA-OIG suggests, “”The High Touch Servicing Program would benefit from a more rigorous valuation process.”” Did Fannie Mae Pay Too Much for MSRs in BofA Deal?last_img read more

March 14 2003 Roger Tomalty part of the Cosanti

first_imgMarch 14, 2003Roger Tomalty, part of the Cosanti Foundation since 1970, has been involved at many levels over the past 33 years. He managed the construction of the Ceramics Apse and the Foundry Apse Complex and since Paolo Soleri’s development of the ‘2 Suns Concept’ and ‘Energy Apron Concept’ has done research and planning of the large scale greenhouse. Currently most of Rogers time is spent in education, Elderhostel and tours. This photo was taken in 1970 in the draftingroom/modelshop in the Pumpkin Apse – Barrel Vaults Complex at Cosanti. [Photo: cf & Text: sa] As part of the seminar week for each workshop, Roger Tomalty discusses the basic concept of integrating intensive food production into the Arcosanti prototype in the form of a 10 acre south facing sloping greenhouse. By incorporating the greenhouse ‘energy apron’ Arcosanti will demonstrate not only a compact urban alternative to suburban sprawl but the complexification and miniturization of agriculture as well. [Photo & Text: sa] Tomalty stresses the thought and design processes that have gone into the research and development of the greenhouse model and the importance of demonstrating the integration of food, energy and housing, given the environmental stresses the planet now faces. [Photo & Text: sa]last_img read more

Doug Casey has said over and over that spreading y

first_imgDoug Casey has said over and over that spreading your political risk beyond one jurisdiction is the single most important thing he can recommend today. Obtaining a second passport and citizenship in another country is a critical part in heeding Doug’s advice. This is because it’s a fundamental step towards minimizing the political risk of being subjected to the whims of any single government. The political diversification benefits that come with obtaining a second passport are universal and prudent for anyone in the world to obtain… especially those under a desperate (fiscally or otherwise) government. Here are the top six reasons why everyone needs a second passport. Reason #1: More Internationalization Options Obtaining a second passport can literally open the door to a world of internationalization options for your assets and income that are off limits to citizens of certain countries. This is especially true for Americans, who are often treated as if they have the plague when they attempt to open foreign financial accounts and are increasingly being forced to close the ones they already have. Due to the ever-growing pile of regulations, foreign banks and brokerages are making the logical business decision that the costs of compliance outweigh any benefits of having Americans as clients. Opening a foreign financial account as an American citizen ranges from being impossible to very difficult in most circumstances. When you consider the totality of it, these vast regulations amount to a soft form of capital controls, which will likely turn into overt capital controls at some point in the future. Obtaining a second passport can also make purchasing real estate in foreign countries easier. For example, while it is an excellent place to consider for a bolt-hole, Switzerland is a notoriously difficult place for a foreigner to purchase real estate. However, certain foreigners (EU citizens) have fewer restrictions imposed on them others. Reason #2: More Visa-Free Travel One characteristic of a good passport is how much visa-free travel it allows. Applying for a visa that has to be approved before your trip (as opposed to being able to obtain it at the border) is a real hassle. Having to jump through hoops in advance of a trip can be a frustrating, time-consuming, and costly process. Brazil, Chile, and Argentina all collect a visa fee (of about US$160) from travelers who present a US passport. According to a recent study, Finnish and Swedish passports offer visa-free travel to the most countries. Not surprisingly, a country like Afghanistan has one of the least useful passports. You can find more information on this study as well as the rankings of countries according to the visa-free access of their passports here. Reason #3: Avoid Foreign Policy Blowback If your home government has developed a bad habit of sticking its nose in the internal affairs of other nations, it could make you a target should you happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Like an upscale shopping mall in Kenya in late September 2013. There are, of course, passports that have minimal foreign policy blowback risk. For example, when was the last time you saw Swiss passport holders targeted? Reason #4: Preempt Travel/People Controls A second passport can also come in handy when a government decides to starting treating its own citizens as beef cows instead of milking cows (i.e., when they need more soldiers for war) or if passport restrictions and other types of people controls are implemented. In any case, it prevents your home government from basically placing you under house arrest by revoking or cancelling your passport for any reason it sees fit. The Syrian government, for example, previously refused to renew the passports of Syrians abroad whom it suspected of being associated with the opposition. This is not surprising and should have been completely predictable. Any government could and would behave in a similar manner as they all have the ability to revoke the citizenship and/or passport of their citizens at a moment’s notice under any pretext that they find convenient. Just look at how the US cancelled Edward Snowden’s passport by fiat. It is not inconceivable that the US government would make it more difficult for Ron Paul supporters and libertarians to travel internationally one day in the future. Heck, they have already taken the first step and labeled them potential domestic terrorists. The bottom line is that if you hold political views that the establishment of your home government does not like, don’t be surprised when they decide to restrict your travel options. In this case, having the political diversification that comes from having a second passport is even more important. Reason #5: You Don’t Have to Live Like a Refugee It’s like how the old Tom Petty song goes… “You don’t have to live like a refugee.” Having a second passport ensures that you will always have another place to potentially call home, another place where you will always have the legal right to live and work. In worst case scenarios, a second passport guarantees that once you get out of Dodge, you won’t have to live like a refugee. Having citizenship in another country gives you the legal right to live and work there and possibly other countries. EU citizens have the right to live and work in the 28 member countries. Reason #6: Renunciation In all likelihood, you will need a second passport should you decide to take the drastic step of renouncing your citizenship. This allows you to reap huge tax and regulatory benefits if your home country burdens its citizens with suffocating and inescapable tax policies. It should be noted that the US has what amounts to an “exit tax” for citizens who renounce and meet certain conditions. This puts a premium on renouncing before you qualify to be stung with the “exit tax.” It is an especially attractive option for entrepreneurial and internationally-mobile young Americans who have a large portion of their potential earnings still in the future. Of course, few will actually follow the path of Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin or singer Tina Turner and take the extreme step of renunciation. And you certainly don’t need to. There are MANY other ways you can internationalize and reduce your political risk. Not Easy, But Necessary Unfortunately, there are no paths to obtaining a legitimate second passport that are at the same time fast, easy, and inexpensive. However this does not diminish the necessity of doing so. Political risk is growing in most parts of the world (especially the West). This is especially true for countries in deteriorating fiscal health, which will predictably turn to increasing measures to squeeze their citizenry for every penny they can get away with. You have probably noticed there is a lot of misinformation and bad advice out there regarding second passports, which, if followed, could likely end up causing you significant problems and limiting your options. Your goal should be the opposite: minimizing your problems and expanding your options. It is essential in these shark-infested waters to have a trusted resource like Casey Research to provide you with reliable information. You can find our top picks for the best countries to obtain a second passport in and how to do it here.last_img read more

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first_imgThe women are mostly in their early 20s. They have children at home. Selling betel nut — an addictive, natural chew — to passersby in mountain towns of Papua New Guinea is a good way to earn a living.But the extra income sometimes comes at a heavy price: violent beatings by their spouses. Two out of three women in Papua New Guinea experience abuse at the hands of an intimate partner at least once in their lifetime, according to the World Health Organization and aid groups.Betel nut sellers in Goroka, the main city in the Eastern Highlands, say physical violence is particularly common in their marriages.”If I give him my earnings, he leaves me alone,” says Mala, 20, who sells betel nut and other goods in Goroka. She’s talking about the man she married when she was 12.”But if I refuse and argue that I am sitting in the sun and working hard to earn an income, he gets angry and hits me,” she adds. Like other women interviewed, she asked to be identified only by her first name for privacy and out of fear of her husband.A dirt road near the Goroka airport leads to a squatter settlement down the hill. Dozens of women preside over stacks of vegetables on blankets or sell fried eggs out of big plastic containers. About 80 percent of Papua New Guineans participate in the informal economy, but betel nut sellers say they’re often singled out by authorities and fined for making sales in the street. They are also harassed by criminal raskol gangs, who demand free cigarettes.Betel nut is the pit of the walnut-sized fruit of an areca palm tree. In Tok Pisin, one of the major national languages, it is called buai. The nut is chewed throughout the Pacific islands for a high similar to nicotine, and about as addictive. It is also carcinogenic and is believed to contribute to Papua New Guinea’s high rate of mouth cancer, the most common type of cancer in the country.In the highlands, one betel nut costs 1 kina, the equivalent of 30 cents. People take it with a mustard stick and slacked lime powder, which turns the mixture bright red and compels the chewer to spit — often onto the ground or into a small plastic bag.People chew it to relax and to get to know one another. “It’s the fruit of love!” one Goroka resident exclaims.Men lashing outWhen men react violently because their wives are earning money on their own, it’s because they see power as a zero-sum game, says Richard Eves, an Australian National University anthropologist who has published several studies on masculinity based on fieldwork in Papua New Guinea’s highlands.”So any powerful woman is seen as a loss for men,” Eves says. “Basically, they want to keep the status quo of them being the powerful person in the household. So that entails bullying their wives, and beating them up.” While aid groups trying to stop violence against women may default toward focusing on female survivors, he says they should spend time with both sexes.”There’s strong social pressures on the masculine role model there, to be assertive, to be in control, to be dominating,” Eves says. “One of the things we need to do is challenge those rather toxic notions of masculinity that are at work.”Patty, a 27-year-old betel nut seller in Goroka, dropped out of school in second grade. At the time, her family struggled to pay for school fees and decided to educate her brothers instead.When she got older, she started selling betel nut at night, when there’s less competition and plenty of customers — people heading out to bars and nightclubs. But it is also a time when most Goroka residents stay home, fearing the high crime rate and armed raskol gangs that patrol the streets.”For other women, it’s risky for them, they feel frightened. But for those of us who grew up in the settlement, it’s safe for us,” Patty says.Her sister-in-law Joyce runs a small market, selling cookies and canned tuna. Both she and Patty asked that only their first names be used so they could speak openly about private, sensitive issues involving work and home life.Their husbands, who are brothers, began to demand a share of their profits. A few months ago, the women saw that their earnings were missing again.”Both our husbands are unemployed and don’t work. We do sales, earn enough money and save some aside,” Patty says.”Then they come and take our money to go and drink,” Joyce interjects. “So we fight. We become upset and we fight.”They confronted their husbands in a public market, brandishing a knife. The confrontation ended without major injuries, but the abuse didn’t stop.Domestic violence is illegal in Papua New Guinea, but it is rarely prosecuted. Instead of turning to police, survivors are much more likely to turn to family members or their community for retribution.”I am not happy, but this is life”The settlement where the betel nut sellers live is a maze of homes built with brush material, over streams and gullies. Extended families often live together in a collection of homes they built themselves, the houses facing each other across a courtyard of hard-packed soil.Increasingly, Papua New Guineans are leaving ancestral lands in search of jobs and education in cities and towns. But the cost of living in urban areas is far higher than in the countryside, and many people make their homes in informal squatter settlements like this one.About 62 percent of adults can read and write in Papua New Guinea, according to UNICEF. Jobs are scarce for those without a formal education, pushing many people into an informal economy of selling goods on the street.One of Patty’s childhood friends, who asked not to be named out of concern for her family’s privacy, is quieter than the others. She’s 21, with bright blue braids woven into her hair. At night, she sells betel nut and loose cigarettes.”When we sell properly, we make 4 kina [$1.20] profit from a pack of cigarettes. But if the drunks come and destroy our market, we have a loss,” she says through an interpreter.Her parents forced her to marry when she got pregnant at 15. But her husband was controlling, and would accuse her of having affairs when she sold betel nut.”I asked him why,” she recalls. “‘I loved you and I married you. Why are you mistreating me like this, belting me up?’ And my husband said, ‘I don’t want you go out and seeing other men.’ That’s why he was hitting me.””Belting” is a term used to describe repeated strikes with an open hand or closed fist — generally not a belt, despite the name — and is often seen as a form of discipline.She left her husband, returned to her parents’ village and married again. But she came back when she got word that her first husband had been diagnosed with a terminal illness.”He has mistreated me badly. But now that he’s sick, you know, I have compassion for him. I’m taking care of him because there are no other people that can support him,” she says.Many of the women who sell betel nut left school early and married young — out of family pressure, financial necessity or both. When faced with abuse, they adapt in different ways. Some file for divorce. Others, for various reasons, fear leaving their husbands.Patty decided to remain in her marriage. Her husband once beat her until she lost consciousness. When she came to, she decided to fight back.”I got a knife and chased him. He slept outside for two nights and didn’t come home,” Patty says. “If he hits me in public, I beat him up as well. So he can feel the pain I’m feeling.”Joyce, Patty’s sister-in-law, says she got a court order to stop her husband from hitting her.”If he does it again, I can report him to be locked up for 10 years. Or he’ll have to pay 10,000 kina [about $3,000] in compensation,” she says. “So he’s finally reforming himself.”She says she’ll stay in her marriage because she has two children, and because her husband paid a customary bride price to her family equal to $1,000.”He has fulfilled the custom and my people accepted the bride price payment, so I can’t go back,” Joyce says. “I am not happy, but this is life. So I just endure it and stay.”As for Mala, she went to court and got a divorce from her husband. But when she sat down on a friend’s porch a couple of months later to talk about it, she was ashen.”My mind is troubled when I’m alone,” she says. “I don’t have healthy thoughts.”Her ex-husband remarried, but that wasn’t the end of it.In the early spring, Mala walked to the market to sell fried eggs. Her ex-husband saw her, and beat her in the middle of the street.”I brought my eggs back to the house, and I told him that he ruins and stops every hope of running my business,” Mala says. “So I stay at home.”That day, she says, she decided to move to a bigger city. Now, she’s going to try and make it on her own. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Theres no doubt that surgically implanted medical

first_imgThere’s no doubt that surgically implanted medical devices can improve lives.Hip and knee replacements can help people regain their mobility. Drug pumps can deliver doses of pain-relieving medicine on demand. And metal rods can stabilize spines and broken bones.But implanted devices can also do serious damage, as happened to Mechel Keel, who lives in Owosso, Mich.To fix her leaky bladder, an OB-GYN stitched a flexible mesh strap inside her pelvis in 2004. But within months the mesh hardened and started cutting her insides.The pain kept her from returning to her job as a hairdresser. The injuries and scar tissue that developed required multiple surgeries to correct and also resulted in chronic infections.Keel says she understands why her doctor in Tennessee thought the high-tech mesh would help. But she also now feels like she was “a guinea pig.””We were the testers,” she says. “There was no animal testing done. We were the animals.”Thousands of cases of complications from surgical mesh have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration. More and more ailments are being treated these days with medical devices, including implants. And most of these medical devices, unlike pills in a medicine cabinet, don’t go through human testing before being offered to patients.But some devices break down or malfunction in people’s bodies, and reports about sometimes debilitating injuries have led the FDA to rethink how it assesses medical devices before allowing them to be sold.For devices in which failure is obviously life-threatening, regulators have required some sort of human testing as part of the most stringent path — known as premarket approval. But most medical devices enter the market after manufacturers provide technical information and show that the devices are similar to others that have been legally sold previously.The FDA has acknowledged that some seemingly safe devices have caused major problems, and the agency has elevated the risk level of those products following reports of injuries, as it did with urogynecologic surgical mesh for some uses in 2016. “Unfortunately, the FDA cannot always know the full extent of the benefits and risks of a device before it reaches the market,” the agency said in a recent statement.”We have things like metal-on-metal hips,” says health journalist Jeanne Lenzer about a kind of orthopedic implant. “Outside the body, [they] seem to function just fine. They put them in little machines, rack them back and forth — they don’t break. [But] put them inside people, and something very different happens.”There have been massive recalls of hip implants, for example, due to devices causing swelling and pain. And there have been problems with weakened bones in patients who received hip implants that contained plastic.Lenzer wrote a scathing book titled The Danger Within Us about the device industry and says she was “dumbfounded” to find out how many devices never went through human testing the way drugs do.That’s in part because of a regulatory review process known as 510(k) for a section of the FDA law covering medical devices. Manufacturers typically show their product has “substantial equivalence” to a “predicate device” that has already been legally marketed.That standard can perpetuate problems. “You just say your device is like an old device, and the old device was never tested nor was your device,” Lenzer says.In practice, sometimes the basis for a whole family tree of devices turns out to be defective. Pelvic mesh is a relevant example, with much of what’s on the market being based on mesh that was around prior to implementation of FDA regulations for medical devices in 1976. One study found that 16 percent of mesh on the market was designed like products that had been pulled from the market because of safety concerns.Thousands of women, including Keel, have filed suit — or reached settlements — with medical device companies that manufacture pelvic mesh.”I would want nothing if you could just give me my life back,” says Gloria Jones of Hillsdale, Mich., who is one of thousands who’ve settled with device manufacturers over faulty mesh. “They could have given me millions, but all I needed was my life back.”Jones, who has struggled to continue working through crippling abdominal pain as a middle school special education teaching assistant, has had four surgeries to remove pieces and continues to require intravenous drugs to control infections.”It seems like I get off one antibiotic, and three days later, I have another one,” she says. “I would beg anybody who is even thinking of putting mesh in their bodies to stop and get a second opinion.”In response to problems reported with mesh, the FDA started requiring human testing for some of these products in recent years. The agency held an advisory committee meeting on Feb. 12 to discuss the safety and effectiveness of mesh and how it should be regulated.Manufacturers by and large have said they don’t oppose what the FDA is trying to do, calling the changes reasonable. But they have pushed back against calls to bring regulation of medical devices in line with that of pharmaceuticals.”If you’re treating someone for high cholesterol, the testing that you go through to ensure safety and effectiveness on a chemical that’s going to be used in your body to control your cholesterol is just very different than it would be for the implantation of a heart valve,” says Scott Whitaker, CEO of AdvaMed, a trade association for medical device companies. “Honestly, it’s apples and oranges.”Whitaker dismisses the idea that devices, which range from tongue depressors to surgical robots, should all go through human trials.”Testing should be as complete and as thorough and as ethical and as appropriate as possible. But it doesn’t all fit the same and can’t all fit the same standard,” Whitaker says. “And while we always strive for 100 percent, there are times when something might not go according to plan. It could also be because the surgery didn’t go as was planned.”The FDA declined NPR’s request for an interview. But the agency has released some written justification for the regulatory revamp.”We believe firmly in the merits of the 510(k) process,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a November statement, noting that applications have more than doubled in size to an average of 1,185 pages. “But we also believe that framework needs to be modernized to reflect advances in technology, safety and the capabilities of a new generation of medical devices.”In the same statement, the agency addressed some specific shortcomings and charted plans to make changes to the process over the next few months:Pushing back on manufacturers that base any new device’s marketing application on one that’s more than 10 years oldMore actively watching how devices perform once they’re on the market, rather than relying on patients to report problemsScrapping the 510(k) name for something more descriptive, the “Safety and Performance Based Pathway”Dr. Michael Matheny, a Vanderbilt University professor who tracks medical devices, approves of the FDA’s incremental approach and calls it thoughtful.”It would really be unfortunate if patients wouldn’t consider any medical devices at all to be used in their bodies,” Matheny says. “But I do think being aware that there’s nothing without risk is also important.”Matheny notes, though, that in some ways the risks can be more profound for devices than medication. If the FDA recalls pills, a patient can at least stop taking them immediately, he says. With implanted devices, patients are sort of stuck, at least for a while — and that’s if surgeons can even safely remove them.This story is part of a reporting partnership that includes Nashville Public Radio, NPR and Kaiser Health News. You can follow Blake Farmer on Twitter: @flakebarmer. Copyright 2019 WPLN. To see more, visit WPLN.last_img read more

Weed use is taking off as more states move to lega

first_imgWeed use is taking off as more states move to legalize it. And with all the buzz over medical marijuana, it’s starting to gain an aura of healthfulness. But there are some serious health risks associated with frequent use. One of the more troubling ones is the risk of having a psychotic episode. Several past studies have found that more frequent use of pot is associated with a higher risk of psychosis, that is, when someone loses touch with reality. Now a new study published Tuesday in the The Lancet Psychiatry shows that consuming pot on a daily basis and especially using high potency cannabis increases the odds of having a psychotic episode later. “This is more evidence that the link between cannabis and psychosis matters,” says Krista M. Lisdahl, a clinical neuropsychologist at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, who wasn’t involved in the study.The study authors consider “high potency cannabis” to be products with more than 10 percent tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the compound responsible for the drug’s psychoactive effects. The fact that consuming high THC cannabis products has a greater risk is concerning, Lisdahl says, because these products are more common in the market now.The study also shows that three European cities — London, Paris and Amsterdam — where high potency weed is most commonly available actually have higher rates of new cases of psychosis than the other cities in the study. The researchers identified 901 people aged 18 to 64 who were diagnosed with their first episode of psychosis between May 2010 and April 2015, at a mental health facility anywhere in 11 cities, including London, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, other cities across Europe, and one site in Brazil.The researchers then asked these individuals and a control group of 1,200-plus other healthy people about their habits, including their use of weed. “We asked people if they used cannabis, when did they start using it and what kind of cannabis,” explains study author Marta Di Forti, a psychiatrist and clinician scientist at King’s College London. People reported the names of weed strains they used, like skunk in the U.K., or the Dutch Nederwiet, which allowed the researchers to identify the THC content in each product through data gathered by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction and national data from the different countries. The study found that those who used pot daily were three times more likely to have a psychotic episode compared to someone who never used the drug. Those who started using cannabis at the age of 15 or less had a slightly more elevated risk than those who started using in later years. Use of high potency weed almost doubled the odds of having psychosis compared to someone who had never smoked weed, explains Di Forti. And for those who used high potency pot on a daily basis, the risk of psychosis was even greater — four times greater than those who had never used. The easy availability of high-THC weed is a recent phenomenon, she notes. “Almost twenty years ago, there wasn’t much high potency cannabis available [in the market].” One recent study showed that high potency cannabis is increasingly dominating markets. It found that the average potency of weed in Europe and the U.S. in 2017 was 17.1 percent, up from 8.9 percent in 2008. And some products can be even more potent. For example, in the Netherlands, the THC content of one product that’s gained popularity, locally produced Dutch resin Nederhasj, can be as high as 67 percent. “What this paper has done that’s really nice is they look at rates of psychosis and cannabis use in lots of different places where underlying rates of psychosis are different,” says Suzanne Gage, a psychologist and epidemiologist at the University of Liverpool, who wrote a commentary linked to the study in The Lancet Psychiatry. This allowed the researchers to compare incidence of psychosis with the availability and use of high THC cannabis in the different cities, she says. The study found that the three European cities — London, Paris and Amsterdam — had the highest rates of new diagnoses of psychosis — 45.7 per 100,000 person-years in London, 46.1 in Paris and 37.9 in Amsterdam. These are also cities where high potency weed is most easily available and commonly used.Other European cities in Spain, Italy and France on the other hand have less than 10 percent THC content in most popular cannabis products on the market. These cities also have lower rates of new psychosis diagnosis, according to the study. “One of the things that’s really novel is that they could show that variation of use and potency of cannabis was related to rates of first-episode psychosis,” says Lisdahl. One critique of the theory that weed contributes to psychosis risk has been that while more people are using weed worldwide, there hasn’t been a corresponding rise in rates of psychosis, explains Gage. But the new study shows that cities with more easily available high THC weed do have a higher rate of new diagnoses of psychosis. “That’s a really interesting finding and that’s not something anyone has done before,” she adds. However, the study doesn’t prove causality, cautions Dr. Diana Martinez, a psychiatrist and addiction researcher at Columbia University. “You can’t say that cannabis causes psychosis,” she says. “It’s simply not supported by the data,” she says. Lisdahl agrees. In order to show causality, one would have to follow people over time — before they started using weed to years later when they have their psychotic episodes, she says. “You need twins in the studies, you need genetic information,” among all other kinds of data, she says. Psychotic disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar are complicated, “multi-faceted disorders,” notes Gage. “In all psychotic disorders, there is this multiple hit hypothesis,” says Martinez. Many factors influence whether and how these disorders manifest. Genetics is known to play a major role, as are a host of environmental factors. “Children who have risk of schizophrenia but grow up in stable homes…they may not go on to develop schizophrenia,” she adds. The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study, which is funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health is attempting to tease out the various influences, says Lisdahl. “The NIH has now invested in that question.” In the meantime, the new findings should be of interest to anyone using cannabis, says study author Di Forti. “There are people across the world who use cannabis for a variety of reasons,” she says. “Some of them recreationally, some of them for medicinal purposes.” They should be aware that using high potency cannabis comes with a risk, she says. “They need to know what to look for and ask for help, if they come across characteristics of a psychotic disorder,” she adds. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

Focus General Insurance To Deploy Agilis Core General Insurance Solution

first_imgKalpesh Desai – CEO of Agile Financial Technologies Advertisement Kalpesh Desai – CEO of Agile Financial TechnologiesAgile Financial Technologies, a leading software provider for insurance, banking and financial services sectors, announced that it has signed a contract with Focus General Insurance (FGI), who have recently acquired their license in Zambia, to deploy its general insurance solution – Agilis Core General Insurance.Agile FT’s integrated comprehensive insurance solution will cover FGI’s entire business cycle from underwriting and claims management to reinsurance and accounting in addition to helping the company streamline its business processes and increase operational efficiency.“In our quest to meet the changing needs of our marketplace as well as to meet our company’s strategic objectives, we were looking to implement a comprehensive core insurance software , which would not only automate our day to day tasks, but would also provide mobility and accessibility to our brokers, agents and customers. – Advertisement – The solution also needed to be scalable, where it could easily be integrated with new technologies to aid our future growth and expansion in the region. After thoroughly reviewing a number of solutions from different vendors, we found that Agilis Core General Insurance came closest to meeting all of our requirements,” explained Isaac Gunda, Managing Director of Focus General Insurance.“Agilis will cover the entire spectrum of FGI’s operations and finance management including insurance product management and distribution (policies), underwriting, reinsurance, claims and accounting. It not only meets the end-to-end processing of our business requirements but it also has strong mobile technology integration capabilities as well as the ability to extend our outreach to agents over the web. We are confident that Agilis will help us streamline our insurance business processes, enhance operational efficiency and aid in scaling up the business to new geographical regions,” Mr. Gunda added.Agilis Core General Insurance is an integrated comprehensive solution for insurance companies covering the entire business cycle from underwriting and claim management to reinsurance and accounting. With a set of powerful tools, this solution is aimed at enhancing insurance business processes and other aspects of an Insurance company that directly leads to higher profitability.Featuring multi-language and multi-currency support as well as consolidated financial information on multi-currency transactions, Agilis’ well-defined workflow covers all the steps of the insurance business from a single view of the customer profile to effective management with pre-configured reports, including MIS, as well as web-portals.“FGI is a recently established general insurance company and a firm believer in technology being the foundation for growth and market penetration. After a stringent evaluation process, FGI chose Agilis Core Insurance as their technology backbone. Agilis is entirely web-based and ensures quick, accurate and easy access to information by employing a modular and parametric approach to the management of insurance business and deploying it enterprise wide.In addition to the core operational efficiencies that Agilis brings in, FGI will also be able to leverage our mobility solutions and web portals to automate agents and brokers. FGI’s time-to-market will be substantially reduced due to our comprehensive product configuration capabilities,” said Kalpesh Desai, CEO at Agile FT.“We are working closely with FGI’s management and IT teams to ensure that the implementation is done quickly and the transition is smooth and successful. With this sign up, Agile FT has now consolidated its position as the market leader in the provisioning of core insurance software in the Sub-Saharan region,” he added.FGI offers a wide range of structured general insurance for both commercial insurance products and retail/personal insurance products. Currently operating only in Zambia, FGI plans to expand its business and reach across the African continent in the near future.last_img read more

Presidents Day Electronics Sales TVs Laptops and More

first_img Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. President’s Day Electronics Sales: TVs, Laptops and More Sales February 16, 2017 Enroll Now for $5 Image credit: via PC Mag Add to Queue This story originally appeared on PCMagcenter_img Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Save big ahead of President’s Day with these deals from our partners at TechBargains. 3 min read –shares Next Article Featured dealsDell Inspiron 15 7000 Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core 1080p 15.6″ Gaming Laptop w/ GTX 960m 4GB GPU, 16GB RAM, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD for $899.99 (use code: M51GTMF?VFBFP3 — list price $1350).Dell XPS 8910 Intel Core i5-6400 Quad-Core Win10 Pro Desktop for $499.99 (use code: XPS499 — list price $749.99).Tobii Eye Tracker 4C Head & Eye Tracker PC Gaming & Input Periphral (Works on Watch Dogs 2, Deus Ex & more) for $109.99 (use code: EYE40 — list price $149.99).Sony PlayStation 4 Slim Uncharted Bundle + Bonus Controller for $249.99.Sony PlayStation 4 Slim Uncharted Bundle + $50 Dell Gift Card for $249.99.See Dell’s Entire Presidents’ Day Sale with Doorbuster and moreBose SoundTrue Around Ear Wired Headphones for $89.99 (list price $119.99).Nucleus Anywhere Video Intercom with Amazon Alexa for $149 (list price $249).Laptop and desktop computersDell Inspiron 15 3000 Intel Core i3-5005U 15.6″ Win7 Pro Laptop for $299.00 (use code: LT299 — list price $475.85).New Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Intel Core i5 Quad-Core Kaby Lake 15.6″ 1080p Gaming Laptop w/ 4GB GTX 1050Ti for $849.99 (list price $899.99).Dell Inspiron 14 Intel Celeron N3060 Dual-Core 14″ Laptop with Windows 10 for $149.99 (list price $249.99).Dell PowerEdge T130 Intel Celeron G3900 Dual-Core Server Desktop (4GB/500GB) $229.00 (use code: SERVER200 — list price $429).1-Year NordVPN Anonymous VPN Service (PCmag Editor’s Choice) for $48 (use code: GEEK50 — list price ).Ultimate Web Hosting Package: Domain, Hosting, and Unlimited Email for $3/month at HostGator.For more Computer deals, visit TechBargains.HDTVs and home entertainmentVizio M50-D1 50″ 4K 120Hz Effective HDTV w/ HDR + Tablet Remote + $250 Dell Gift Card for $649.99.Vizio P55-C1 55″ 4K 120Hz HDR Full-Array LED Home Theater Display w/ 126 Dimming Zones + $400 Dell Gift Card for $1099.99.LG 32LH550B 32″ 720p LED LCD HDTV + $100 Dell Gift Card for $209.Vizio SB4051-D5 Smartcast 40″ 5.1ch Slim Sound Bar System w/ Wireless Subwoofer + $150 Dell GC for $429.98.Electronics and componentsKingston HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard w/ Cherry MX Brown Switches for $79.99 (list price $99.99).Annke 720p Wireless IP Camera w/ 2-Way Audio for $45.59 (use code: GL9KXACE — list price $59.99).Seagate SkyHawk 2TB 3.5″ Internal SATA Surveillence Hard Drive for $63.99 (list price $98.89).WEme Mini Displayport/Thunderbolt 2 to DVI Adapter for $3.96 (use code: QD5RL8F7 — list price $9.99).10 LED Solar Waterproof Wireless Motion Sensor Lights (2-pk) for $11.99 (use code: I8PFAJ4E — list price $18.99).Magicfly Wireless Doorbell w/ 52 Chimes & Remote for $9.74 (use code: YPIAWTUS — list price $12.99).For more Electronics deals, visit TechBargains.Home and miscellaneousUdemy $10 Online Courses: Learn to Code by Making Games, iOS or Android Apps, Project Management, Network Certifications and more.Bosch Icon Windshield Wiper Blades Sale – from $12.29 to $20.23 with 15% off Subscribe & Save (Lowest prices of the season).Instant Pot IP-LUX60 V3 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker, 6Qt, 1000W (updated model) for $79.99 (list price $99.99).Gooloo Portable DC 12V Car Air Compressor Pump for $23.75 (use code: IP84QAXY — list price $32.99).For more great deals, check out TechBargains.last_img read more

What You Can Learn About Creativity From This FutureReady Classroom

first_img Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Next Article This story originally appeared on PCMag 4 min read Technology Image credit: ThingSpace via PC Mag Add to Queue ThingSpace at Columbia University’s Teachers College is rethinking how to merge technology and art in one space.center_img Digital Strategist and Technology Columnist –shares Sophia Stuart It seems obvious once you think about it. But if STEAM (which adds art and design to the usual science, technology, engineering and math mix) is really going to take hold in the education system, classrooms themselves need an overhaul. The current setup, with desks facing a teacher and whiteboard, doesn’t allow the mind to roam or hands-on experimentation to take place.Those within the Arts and Humanities Department at Columbia University’s Teachers College are already thinking about this issue with a prototype learning environment known as ThingSpace, located deep in the basement of Macy Hall.It’s all part of a new approach for next-gen educators at the venerable Manhattan institution. A new crop of students have signed up for Advanced Certificate: Creative Technologies to learn how to preside over these new spaces, and they’ve all just arrived for the fall semester.PCMag went to the ThingSpace to meet Angela Allmond, a doctoral candidate at Teachers College specializing in art classroom design strategies, as she put up and painted the last shelves (Federated Blue HGSW1322, Sherwin Williams and a custom mix of what was left from last semester).”I’m actually writing my dissertation on studio spaces and how they meet the needs of students and teachers,” Allmond told PCMag. “My interest in this emerging discipline is also why I was hired to renovate this phased project as we re-imagine this whole venture.”The first thing that strikes you as you enter the ThingSpace is the lighting. It’s bright but there are no buzzing fluorescents overhead. “We switched out traditional strips for daylight sustainable energy bulbs,” confirmed Allmond.Though it previously served as a traditional sculpture studio, ThingSpace doesn’t look anything like a single purpose workshop. Remember those? Instead, everything is on display at ThingSpace. You can pick up Arduinos and fiddle with old electrical casings from vintage TVs. Maybe you paint or sculpt, but it’s all there, in a wide open airy space, carefully marked and on open shelves, from Makey Makeys to an assortment of steampunk and Maker Movement hand-craft tools.There’s a flexible work area for computer stations (loaded up with SketchUp for 3D modeling), a Poulan industrial size chain saw, DeWALT table saw, drill press, laser cutter and 3D printers; a CNC router is on its way. There are digital sewing machines for textile creation (cue the conductive thread possibilities) alongside very traditional tools (such as chisels) if students want them.”It’s all about creating a space that invites students to try new materials,” Allmond said. “Or that compels them to explore the range of possibility that exists across media choices, often tempting them to bridge the gap between ‘tried and true’ traditional materials and the many new and emerging possibilities brought about by the ever-changing and advancing digital technologies that permeate the 21st century.”As an educator in the classroom, I’ve often delighted in watching a student start an art class with no real idea of what to do, but eventually be drawn in by the ‘stuff’ of artmaking, from clay to pastels, found objects to 3D printing, and an vast array of compelling materials.”It’s not always easy to think out of the box when it comes to education spaces. As part of her PhD study, Allmond spent time at the Amesbury School in England as it embarked on a multi-million dollar building program.”I’d already started working on defining my research interests and shaping the proposal for my dissertation project, on how students flourish in well-designed creative spaces,” said Allmond. “And it was so useful to be at Amesbury. What I learned there is that if you don’t create these spaces with careful consideration of nuanced use patterns and organize it in a way that invites curiosity and exploration, you’ll get a fabulous building, but will still be cramming in all the same stuff into an area that’s not fit for purpose.”You have to grow into a space, especially a space you’re trying to change to become something else,” Allmond continued. “You have to understand the use of the space and how students are going to move around, generate desire to try new things and work on projects.”The ThingSpace is an imaginative way to inspire a whole new generation of educators and their students. Considering Teachers College is where Georgia O’Keeffe studied from 1914 to 1915, it’s great to know it is still forging individual minds and creative spirits within a future-ready learning environment. September 26, 2016 What You Can Learn About Creativity From This Future-Ready Classroom Enroll Now for $5last_img read more

iHeartMedia Doubles Down on Radio Attribution with Agreement to Support Nielsen Media

first_img Continuous Diary MeasurementiHeartMediaMarketing Technology NewsNewsNielsenNielsen Media Impact Previous ArticleSellozo Releases Campaign Studio: Drag-and-Drop Ad Management and Optimization Tool for Businesses Selling on AmazonNext ArticleSisense Brings Power to the Builders With New Cloud-Native Linux Platform, Insights to Everyone With Predictive AI Technology iHeartMedia Doubles Down on Radio Attribution with Agreement to Support Nielsen Media Impact and Continuous Diary Measurement PRNewswireJune 13, 2019, 3:02 pmJune 13, 2019 Nielsen Moves Ahead with Continuous Diary Measurement in Four Book MarketsNielsen announced that iHeartMedia, Inc., the number one audio company in the US, will advance radio attribution by supporting Nielsen Media Impact (NMI) and Continuous Diary Measurement (CDM) in Nielsen Audio’s four book markets.With this agreement, Nielsen moves forward with its decision to implement Continuous Diary Measurement as planned in radio markets currently measured four times a year.  In addition, iHeartMedia’s support boosts the momentum of Nielsen’s national cross-media planning tool, Nielsen Media Impact.“Nielsen Audio is thrilled to be collaborating with iHeartMedia on these important, forward-looking industry level initiatives,” said Brad Kelly, Managing Director, Nielsen Audio. “Billion dollar advertisers are telling us with absolute clarity that fresh data and cross-platform media analytics are of paramount importance. These are critical inputs which fuel the marketing mix models — the same models that guide vast marketing and ad spend budgets.”Marketing Technology News: Live Data Is Now The Lifeblood For Telco Value Creation“The advertising ecosystem is evolving quickly,” continued Kelly.  “Nielsen Audio and the radio industry must keep pace. The advancement of Continuous Diary Measurement in combination with Nielsen Media Impact will allow both buyers and sellers of radio to better evaluate, react, and adapt to marketplace changes. We are confident these tools will help level the playing field and bring radio’s attribution metrics on par with other media.”“Marketing Mix Models need fresh data to get a full understanding of how radio drives sales results and Continuous Diary Measurement enables better attribution with more current data in the larger diary markets,” said Greg Ashlock, President, iHeartMedia Markets Group. “We also look forward to using Nielsen Media Impact to show clients how iHeartMedia substantially improves advertising results in optimized cross media campaigns.”Marketing Technology News: IBM Infuses Db2 with AI to Bring Data Science and Database Management Under One PlatformContinuous Diary Measurement will start with the July 2019 survey in the 46 Nielsen Audio markets that are currently measured four times a year. The survey period covers April 25 to July 17 and the reports will be delivered between August 14th and August 23rd. Effective with the launch of CDM, 94 metros will have monthly reporting (48 PPM markets and 46 CDM markets) representing ~80% of radio’s ad spend and population in Nielsen Audio markets. Nielsen will pause its plans to introduce CDM in two book markets while it continues to work with clients to determine the best path forward to evolve radio measurement and establish attribution metrics in the small and mid-size markets.Nielsen Media Impact is a cross-platform media planning and optimization solution that helps clients understand total campaign reach, frequency and duplication using advanced audience segments. NMI will enable iHeartMedia to demonstrate the value that its broad audience brings to an advertiser’s media plan and illustrate their substantial incremental reach.Marketing Technology News: Actifio Announces Global Alliance with Tata Consultancy Services to Provide Multi-Cloud Copy Data Management Solutions for Data-Driven Enterpriseslast_img read more

Study finds triple the number of Legionnaires cases than previously reported

first_img Almost 60% of patients were aged over 65. Nearly a third of confirmed cases lived in more socio-economically deprived areas. Almost 80% of patients had been hospitalized at some time over the previous five years, but fewer than half (41%) had been hospitalized for respiratory disease. High rates of the disease in areas which had previously reported low numbers of cases. Notably, the Bay of Plenty District Health Board area (more than 8 cases per 100,000 people) and the Hawkes Bay and the Waitemata (which both had between 6 and 8 cases per 100,000). Canterbury also had rates of between 6 and 8 cases per 100,000. About two-thirds of cases were admitted to hospital during winter and spring. Professor Murdoch, a clinical microbiologist and researcher, says a special test called the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is the best way to diagnose Legionnaires’ disease as chest x-rays or other tests cannot differentiate between this and other forms of pneumonia. The disease requires different treatments from other types of pneumonia. The sooner the infection is treated with bacteria-specific medication, the better the prognosis, he says. This research shows the incidence of Legionnaires’ disease in New Zealand is much higher than previously identified. Indeed, we have the highest reported incidence in the world. The research also supports the routine use of the PCR test to detect and ensure access to appropriate treatments”Professor Murdoch Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Jun 11 2019The first New Zealand-wide study of the burden of Legionnaire’s disease has found triple the number of cases of this form of pneumonia than previously reported.The study, led by University of Otago, Christchurch Professor David Murdoch, has just been published in the Lancet Infectious Diseases. It gives the first accurate picture of the burden of the disease in New Zealand, but has international implications as few places routinely test for the potentially deadly – and preventable – bacteria.The researchers arranged for people hospitalized with pneumonia from almost all of New Zealand during one calendar year to have a specialized test that detects legionella bacteria. Three times the number of cases were diagnosed compared with the average number of cases confirmed over each of the previous three years.Specifically, the researchers found: Related StoriesBacteria in the birth canal linked to lower risk of ovarian cancerRaw meat can act as reservoir for bacteria associated with hospital infectionsOlympus Europe and Cytosurge join hands to accelerate drug development, single cell researchThe results are relevant to other countries as the bacteria causing Legionnaires’ disease is present internationally but few countries have routine testing in place, Professor Murdoch says.The study identified the most common form of bacteria causing the disease in New Zealanders was Legionella longbeachae (in 63% of cases). This strain is found in soil and composted plant material, and people at greatest risk are those involved in gardening activities.To get their results, the research team tested all respiratory samples from patients with pneumonia admitted to any of the 20 participating hospitals between May 2015 and May 2016. During the year a total of 238 cases were identified, or 5.4 cases per 100,000 New Zealanders. This was three times the rate expected based on the number of people diagnosed in the preceding three years. Of the 238 cases, 15 died within 90 days of diagnosis and 38 cases required treatment in an intensive care unit (ICU).Professor Murdoch says the research was possible because of the involvement of staff and laboratories from 20 hospitals and 17 different District Health Boards. It is unusual for this degree of collaboration on research projects, he said.The research was funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC).HRC chief executive Professor Kath McPherson says the study demonstrates the vital importance of accurate data. “Without robust data, we can completely underestimate the extent of a problem and make uninformed decisions, and in health that can have extremely negative consequences. It is very pleasing to see this huge collaborative effort result in definitive findings that should inform practice and policy throughout our country and internationally where such work has not been done.”Source:University of OtagoJournal reference:Murdoch, D.R. et al. (2019) The burden of Legionnaires’ disease in New Zealand (LegiNZ): a national surveillance study. Lancet Infectious Diseases. doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30113-6.last_img read more

14yearolds FaceTime bug discovery could rattle Apple

first_img Citation: 14-year-old’s FaceTime bug discovery could rattle Apple (2019, February 1) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-year-old-facetime-bug-discovery-rattle.html At the heart of Apple’s shocking FaceTime bug, which allowed just about anyone to turn an iPhone into a live microphone, stands a 14-year-old boy who stumbled upon the eavesdropping flaw more than a week before Apple took action. Grant Thompson and his mother, Michele, look at an iPhone in the family’s kitchen in Tucson, Ariz., on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. The 14-year-old stumbled upon a bug in the iPhone’s FaceTime group-chatting feature on Jan. 19 while calling his friends to play a video game. With the bug, a FaceTime group-chat user calling another iPhone, iPad or Mac computer could hear audio, even if the receiver did not accept the call. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff) New York Attorney General Letitia James and Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that they’re investigating “Apple’s failure to warn consumers about the FaceTime bug and slow response to addressing the issue.”They said the bug jeopardized the privacy of New York consumers. James said her office’s review will include a “thorough investigation into Apple’s response.”Last October, Apple introduced the 32-person video conferencing feature for iPhones, iPads and Macs. With the bug, a FaceTime group-chat user calling another Apple device could hear audio—even if the receiver didn’t accept the call. The bug was triggered when callers turned a regular FaceTime call into a group chat, making FaceTime think the receiver had accepted the chat.In Grant’s case, he had just gotten his Xbox ready and called to invite a friend, Nathan, to play “Fortnite” with him online.”You can swipe up and add another person, so I added another friend of mine, Diego, to see if he also wanted to play,” he said. “But as soon as I added Diego, it forced Nathan to respond.”They were shocked at first, then tried to repeat the bug and it happened every time, he said. His mother, Michele Thompson, said she started trying to reach Apple the next day.”They could have tested it within two minutes, realized it was true and brought it up the chain at Apple,” said Thompson, who works as an attorney. “There needs to be a better process for the average citizen to report things like this. And a timelier response.”She eventually reached someone who advised that she could register as a software developer to submit the bug. Such reports can sometimes lead to “bug bounties” so that those who discover a flaw can get a financial reward. The family hoped Grant could receive such an award, or at least some credit, for his discovery.”Every day he would ask me, ‘Did we hear from Apple yet?’ she said.The family tried reaching Apple through multiple channels. They left comments on Twitter, one of them directed to CEO Tim Cook, and uploaded a video to walk Apple engineers through the problem. But it wasn’t until a tech blog reported the flaw earlier this week—leading many people to experiment with the spying bug themselves—that Apple took the unusual measure of temporarily shutting down the group-chat feature.Apple has declined to say when it learned about the problem. The company also wouldn’t say if it has logs that could show if anyone took advantage of the bug before it became publicly known this week. The company reached out to the Thompson family on Tuesday offering to give some public credit for their efforts, according to an email Michele Thompson shared with The Associated Press.”It would be cool to just have Apple say thanks to me,” Grant Thompson said before Friday’s announcement from Apple. “And of course, the bug bounty, that would be pretty awesome to get, but as long as we got rid of this pretty groundbreaking bug, and Apple said thank you, that would be pretty cool.” © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Explore further “The thing that surprised me the most was that this glitch happened in the first place,” said Grant Thompson, a high school freshman in Tucson, Arizona. “I’m only 14 and I found it by accident, instead of the people at Apple that get paid to find glitches.”Not only that, but Grant and his mom said they spent a week unsuccessfully trying to get Apple to do something about the bug in its FaceTime group-chatting feature. The bug allowed callers to activate another person’s microphone remotely even before the person has accepted or rejected the call.”It took nine days for us to get a response,” he said. “My mom contacted them almost every single day through email, calling, faxing.” Of the fax, he jokes, “I’m not even sure what that is. It’s probably older than I am.”This eavesdropping scare is over now that Apple has disabled group chats, but the problem could dog the company for much longer. New York state officials have opened a consumer rights investigation. Others are raising questions about how long it took Apple to address the bug.In a statement Friday, Apple thanked the Thompsons as it announced that it has identified a fix and will release it next week. FaceTime group chatting will resume then.Grant, a straight-A student who plays basketball, does community volunteering and enjoys the video game “Fortnite,” was calling friends to play the game on a Saturday night, Jan. 19, when he discovered the flaw.”If a 14-year-old kid discovered it, I wonder how many other people discovered it,” said Chris Wysopal, chief technology officer with the security firm Veracode.Apple hasn’t said whether it has records that could answer that question.Friday’s statement said Apple’s engineers worked quickly once it got the details needed to reproduce the bug. Although Apple didn’t acknowledge a delay, the company said it was “committed to improving the process by which we receive and escalate these reports, in order to get them to the right people as fast as possible.”The company—at first widely praised for its swift response—could come under increased scrutiny as regulators seek to learn more about the vulnerability. Apple issues fix for FaceTime eavesdropping bug This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Google moves to fix YouTube glitch exploited for child porn

first_img © 2019 AFP Citation: Google moves to fix YouTube glitch exploited for child porn (2019, February 21) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-02-google-youtube-glitch-exploited-child.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further YouTube demotes flat-earthers, conspiracy theoristscenter_img YouTube says it is moving to fix what was termed a “wormhole” exploited by people sharing information on child exploitation The response came after a YouTube creator this week revealed what he called a “wormhole” that allowed comments and connections on child porn alongside innocuous videos.”Any content—including comments—that endangers minors is abhorrent and we have clear policies prohibiting this on YouTube,” a spokesman said in an email to AFP.”We took immediate action by deleting accounts and channels, reporting illegal activity to authorities and disabling comments on tens of millions of videos that include minors. There’s more to be done, and we continue to work to improve and catch abuse more quickly.”The move came after Matt Watson, a YouTube creator with some 26,000 subscribers, revealed the workings of what he termed a “wormhole” into a pedophile ring that allowed users to trade social media contacts and links to child porn in YouTube comments.Watson, who uses the name MattsWhatItIs, added that YouTube’s recommendation algorithm “due to some kind of glitch is actually facilitating this.”Because ads automatically appear with many YouTube videos, Watson said the actions of the company amounted to “monetizing” the exploitation.The post by Watson sparked a series of news reports, and according to some media, boycotts of YouTube ads from major firms including Nestle and Disney.AT&T, which owns the WarnerMedia entertainment unit, confirmed it was pulling its ads from the service.”Until Google can protect our brand from offensive content of any kind, we are removing all advertising from YouTube,” AT&T said in a statement to AFP.Epic Games, known for its popular online game Fortnite, said it was suspending ads on YouTube following the news.”We have paused all pre-roll advertising” on YouTube, a company spokesman said.”Through our advertising agency, we have reached out to Google/YouTube to determine actions they’ll take to eliminate this type of content from their service.”The glitch appeared to allow some users to circumvent bans on child porn by Google and other internet platforms.The incident raised fears of a fresh “brand safety” crisis for YouTube, which lost advertisers last year following revelations that messages appeared on channels promoting conspiracy theories, white nationalism and other objectionable content. Google-owned YouTube said Thursday it was taking action to close a loophole that enabled users to share comments and links on child pornography over the video-sharing service.last_img read more

Feeding Frenzy of 11 Sharks Ends in Surprising Twist … And a

first_img Things didn’t end well for one of the sharks. Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Windows to the Deep 2019 In Photos: Great White Shark Washes Up on Santa Cruz Beach Though surprising, this isn’t the first time a fish has been caught on camera swallowing a shark. Last year, people fishing off the coast of Florida caught footage of a 500-lb. (227 kg) goliath grouper darting up to the water’s surface and nabbing a 4-foot-long (1.2 m) shark, Fox News reported at the time. One shark expert said this behavior is run-of-the-mill, “fish-eat-fish” ocean life. “It might be unusual to see it, but it’s not entirely unusual [for it to happen], no,” Daniel Abel, a marine biologist at Coastal Carolina University, told Live Science. “A big grouper is going to eat anything smaller than itself.” The law of the ocean food chain is a brutal one, Abel said: Anything smaller than yourself is fair game for predators like sharks and groupers. Large groupers are known predators of sharks like dogfish, Abel said. And aside from humans, sharks are their own greatest predators, he added. The unlucky dogfish caught on camera didn’t fall victim to a fellow shark, but it did just happen to be smaller than the hungry grouper watching it — and too busy chowing down to notice. These Sharks Were Too Busy to Notice a Bigger Predator Watching ThemThe unexpected twist at the end of this feeding frenzy delighted scientists.Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Windows to the Deep 2019Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Better Bug Sprays?01:33关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65926-shark-feeding-frenzy-surprise.html?jwsource=cl已复制自动 270p270p180p正在加载广告直播00:0002:2802:28Your Recommended Playlist01:33Better Bug Sprays?01:08Why Do French Fries Taste So Bad When They’re Cold?04:24Sperm Whale Befriends Underwater Robot00:29Robot Jumps Like a Grasshopper, Rolls Like a Ball00:29Video – Giggly Robot02:31Surgical Robotics关闭 Catching a glimpse of an underwater feeding frenzy involving 11 sharks was enough to startle and exhilarate a group of scientists off the coast of South Carolina last month. But the researchers lost their minds when a sneaky guest, a wreckfish, swam directly in front of their camera with one of the sharks wriggling around in its mouth. The fish had swallowed a shark whole, as the busy predators darted about to grab morsels from the 250-lb. (110 kilograms) carcass of a swordfish.Advertisement “Oh my god — I’m going to remember this my whole life,” one of the researchers says in footage of the feeding frenzy. [In Photos: Great White Sharks Attack] A remotely operated vehicle called the Deep Discoverer captured the video. The scientists operating the vehicle were conducting research for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) aboard the ship Okeanos Explorer. This was the Deep Discoverer’s seventh dive on an expedition called Windows to the Deep. Photos: Orcas Are Chowing Down on Great-White-Shark Organs The scientists were operating the Deep Discoverer 1,476 feet (450 meters) below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, searching for a World War II shipwreck. They directed the rover up a small incline, expecting to find the boat but instead discovered the swarm of small sharks, called dogfish. The predators had likely sensed this swordfish “food fall” from a long distance and had traveled for the feast, Peter J. Auster of Mystic Aquarium and the University of Connecticut, wrote in the team’s mission log. When the wreckfish, a type of grouper, meandered in front of the camera with a shark tail protruding from its mouth, the scientists came to a clear conclusion: The guest had been watching the feeding frenzy the entire time, stealthily hiding behind the rover itself. Images: Sharks & Whales from Above This swarm of small sharks, known as dogfish, are chowing down on a swordfish. 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Sen. 28, is hugged by her husband former President Bill Clinton as he introduces her during a campaign rally in Louisville Ky on May 19 2008 Elise Amendola—AP Former President Bill Clinton and then Secretary of State-elect Hillary Clinton celebrate the beginning of the year 2009 during the ceremony to lower the Times Square New Year’s Eve ball in Times Square on Jan 1 2009 in New York Jemal Countess—Getty Images Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her husband former US president Bill Clinton embrace during a primary night event on June 7 2016 in Brooklyn New York after Hillary Clinton surpassed the number of delegates needed to become the democratic nominee Justin Sullivan—Getty Images 1 of 24 Advertisement And I saw her several more times in the next few days but I still didn’t speak to her Then one night I was in the law library talking to a classmate who wanted me to join the Yale Law Journal He said it would guarantee me a job in a big firm or a clerkship with a federal judge I really wasn’t interested I just wanted to go home to Arkansas (APPLAUSE) Then I saw the girl again standing at the opposite end of that long room Finally she was staring back at me so I watched her She closed her book put it down and started walking toward me She walked the whole length of the library came up to me and said look if you’re going to keep staring at me… (LAUGHTER) CLINTON: …and now I’m staring back we at least ought to know each other’s name I’m Hillary Rodham who are you (APPLAUSE) I was so impressed and surprised that whether you believe it or not momentarily I was speechless (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) Finally I sort of blurted out my name and we exchanged a few words and then she went away Well I didn’t join the Law Review but I did leave that library with a whole new goal in mind (LAUGHTER) A couple of days later I saw her again I remember she was wearing a long white flowery skirt And I went up to her and she said she was going to register for classes for the next term And I said I’d go too And we stood in line and talked — you had to do that to register back then — and I thought I was doing pretty well until we got to the front of the line and the registrar looked up and said Bill what are you doing here you registered morning (LAUGHTER) I turned red and she laughed that big laugh of hers And I thought well heck since my cover’s been blown I just went ahead and asked her to take a walk down to the art museum We’ve been walking and talking and laughing together ever since (APPLAUSE) And we’ve done it in good times and bad through joy and heartbreak We cried together this morning on the news that our good friend and a lot of your good friend Mark Weiner passed away early this morning We’ve built up a lifetime of memories After the first month and that first walk I actually drove her home to Park Ridge Illinois… (APPLAUSE) …to meet her family and see the town where she grew up a perfect example of post World War II middle-class America street after street of nice houses great schools good parks a big public swimming pool and almost all white I really liked her family Her crusty conservative father her rambunctious brothers all extolling the virtues of rooting for the Bears and the Cuba (APPLAUSE) And for the people from Illinois here they even told me what “waiting for next year” meant (LAUGHTER) It could be next year guys Now her mother was different She was more liberal than the boys And she had a childhood that made mine look like a piece of cake She was easy to underestimate with her soft manner and she reminded me all over again of the truth of that old saying you should never judge a book by its covers Knowing her was one of the greatest gifts Hillary ever gave me (APPLAUSE) I learned that Hillary got her introduction to social justice through her Methodist youth minister Don Jones He took her downtown to Chicago to hear Dr Martin Luther King speak and he remained her friend for the rest of his life This will be the only campaign of hers he ever missed When she got to college her support for civil rights her opposition to the Vietnam War compelled her to change party to become a Democrat (APPLAUSE) And then between college and law school on a total lark she went alone to Alaska and spent some time sliming fish (APPLAUSE) More to the point by the time I met her she had already been involved in the law school’s legal services project and she had been influenced by Marian Wright Edelman (APPLAUSE) She took a summer internship interviewing workers in migrant camps for Senator Walter Mondale’s subcommittee (APPLAUSE) She had also begun working in the Yale New Haven Hospital to develop procedures to handle suspected child abuse cases She got so involved in children’s issues that she actually took an extra year in law school working at the child studies center to learn what more could be done to improve the lives and the futures of poor children (APPLAUSE) So she was already determined to figure out how to make things better Hillary opened my eyes to a whole new world of public service by private citizens In the summer of 1972 she went to Dothan Alabama to visit one of those segregated academies that then enrolled over half-a-million white kids in the South The only way the economics worked is if they claimed federal tax exemptions to which they were not legally entitled She got sent to prove they weren’t So she sauntered into one of these academies all by herself pretending to be a housewife that had just moved to town and needed to find a school for her son And they exchanged pleasantries and finally she said look let’s just get to the bottom line here if I enroll my son in this school will he be in a segregated school yes or know And the guy said absolutely She had him (LAUGHTER) I’ve seen it a thousand times since And she went back and her encounter was part of a report that gave Marian Marian Wright Edelman the ammunition she needed to keep working to force the Nixon administration to take those tax exemptions away and give our kids access to an equal education (APPLAUSE) Then she went down to south Texas where she met… (APPLAUSE) …she met one of the nicest fellows I ever met the wonderful union leader Franklin Garcia and he helped her register Mexican- American voters I think some of them are still around to vote for her in 2016 (APPLAUSE) Then in our last year in law school Hillary kept up this work She went to South Carolina to see why so many young… (APPLAUSE) …she went to South Carolina to see why so many young African- American boys I mean young teenagers were being jailed for years with adults in men’s prisons And she filed a report on that which led to some changes too Always making things better (APPLAUSE) Now meanwhile let’s get back to business I was trying to convince her to marry me (LAUGHTER) I first proposed to her on a trip to Great Britain the first time she had been overseas And we were on the shoreline of this wonderful little lake Lake Ennerdale I asked her to marry me and she said I can’t do it (LAUGHTER) So in 1974 I went home to teach in the law school and Hillary moved to Massachusetts… (APPLAUSE) …to keep working on children’s issues This time trying to figure out why so many kids counted in the Census weren’t enrolled in school She found one of them sitting alone on her porch in a wheelchair Once more she filed a report about these kids and that helped influence ultimately the Congress to adopt the proposition that children with disabilities physical or otherwise should have equal access to public education (APPLAUSE) You saw the results of that last night when Anastasia Somoza talked (APPLAUSE) She never made fun of people with disabilities; she tried to empower them based on their abilities (APPLAUSE) Meanwhile I was still trying to get her to marry me (LAUGHTER) So the second time I tried a different tack I said I really want you to marry me but you shouldn’t do it (LAUGHTER) And she smiled and looked at me like what is this boy up to She said that is not a very good sales pitch I said I know but it’s true And I meant it it was true I said I know most of the young Democrats our age who want to go into politics they mean well and they speak well but none of them is as good as you are at actually doing things to make positive changes in people’s lives (APPLAUSE) So I suggested she go home to Illinois or move to New York and look for a chance to run for office She just laughed and said are you out of you mind nobody would ever vote for me (LAUGHTER) So I finally got her to visit me in Arkansas (APPLAUSE) CLINTON: And when she did the people at the law school were so impressed they offered a teaching position And she decided to take a huge chance She moved to a strange place more rural more culturally conservative than anyplace she had ever been where she knew good and well people would wonder what in the world she was like and whether they could or should accept her Didn’t take them long to find out what she was like She loved her teaching and she got frustrated when one of her students said well what do you expect I’m just from Arkansas She said don’t tell me that you’re as smart as anybody you’ve just got to believe in yourself and work hard and set high goals She believed that anybody could make it (APPLAUSE) She also started the first legal aid clinic in northwest Arkansas providing legal aid services to poor people who couldn’t pay for them And one day I was driving her to the airport to fly back to Chicago when we passed this little brick house that had a for sale sign on it And she said boy that’s a pretty house It had 1100 square feet an attic fan and no air conditioner in hot Arkansas and a screened-in porch Hillary commented on what a uniquely designed and beautiful house it was So I took a big chance I bought the house My mortgage was $175 a month (LAUGHTER) When she came back I picked up her up and I said you remember that house you liked She said yeah I said while you were gone I bought it you have to marry me now (LAUGHTER) The third time was the charm (APPLAUSE) We were married in that little house on October the 11th 1975 I married my best friend I was still in awe after more than four years of being around her at how smart and strong and loving and caring she was And I really hoped that her choosing me and rejecting my advice to pursue her own career was a decision she would never regret A little over a year later we moved to Little Rock when I became attorney general and she joined the oldest law firm west of the Mississippi Soon after she started a group called the Arkansas Advocates for Families and Children (CHEERS) It’s a group as you can hear is still active today (APPLAUSE) In 1979 just after I became governor I asked Hillary to chair a rural health committee to help expand health care to isolated farm and mountain areas They recommended to do that partly by deploying trained nurse practitioners in places with no doctors to provide primary care they were trained to provide It was a big deal then highly controversial and very important And I got the feeling that what she did for the rest of her life she was doing there She just went out and figured out what needed to be done and what made the most sense and what would help the most people And then if it was controversial she’d just try to persuade people it was the right thing to do (APPLAUSE) It wasn’t the only big thing that happened that spring my first year as governor We found out we were going to be parents (APPLAUSE) And time passed On February 27th 1980 15 minutes after I got home from the National Governors Conference in Washington Hillary’s water broke and off we went to the hospital Chelsea was born just before midnight (APPLAUSE) And it was the greatest moment of my life The miracle of a new beginning The hole it filled for me because my own father died before I was born and the absolute conviction that my daughter had the best mother in the whole world (APPLAUSE) For the next 17 years through nursing school Montessori kindergarten through T-ball softball soccer volleyball and her passion for ballet through sleepovers summer camps family vacations and Chelsea’s own very ambitious excursions from Halloween parties in the neighborhood to a Viennese waltz gala in the White House Hillary first and foremost was a mother She became as she often said our family’s designated worrier born with an extra responsibility gene The truth is we rarely disagreed on parenting although she did believe that I had gone a little over the top when I took a couple of days off with Chelsea to watch all six “Police Academy” movies back-to-back (LAUGHTER) When Chelsea was 9 months old I was defeated for reelection in the Reagan landslide And I became overnight I think the youngest former governor in the history of the country We only had two-year terms back then Hillary was great Immediately she said OK what are we going to do Here’s what we’re going to do we’re going to get a house you’re going to get a job we’re going to enjoy being Chelsea’s parents And if you really want to run again you’ve got to go out and talk to people and figure out why you lost tell people you got the message and show them you’ve still got good ideas I followed her advice Within two days we had a house I soon had a job We had two fabulous years with Chelsea And in 1982 I became the first governor in the history of our state to be elected defeated and elected again (APPLAUSE) I think my experience is it’s a pretty good thing to follow her advice The rest of the decade sort of flew by as our lives settled into a rhythm of family and work and friends In 1983 Hillary chaired a committee to recommend new education standards for us as a part of and in response to a court order to equalize school funding and a report by a national expert that said our woefully underfunded schools were the worst in America Typical Hillary she held listening tours in all 75 counties with our committee She came up with really ambitious recommendations For example that we be the first state in America to require elementary counselors in every school because so many kids were having trouble at home and they needed it (APPLAUSE) So I called the legislature into session hoping to pass the standards pass a pay raise for teachers and raise the sales tax to pay for it all I knew it would be hard to pass but it got easier after Hillary testified before the education committee and the chairman a plainspoken farmer said looks to me like we elected the wrong Clinton (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) Well by the time I ran for president nine years later the same expert who said that we had the worst schools in America said that our state was one of the two most improved states in America And that’s because of those standards that Hillary developed (APPLAUSE) Now two years later Hillary told me about a preschool program developed in Israel called HIPPY Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters The idea was to teach low-income parents even those that couldn’t read to be their children’s first teachers She said she thought it would work in Arkansas I said that’s great what are we going to do about it She said oh I already did it I called the woman who started the program in Israel she’ll be here in about 10 days and help us get started Next thing you know I’m being dragged around to all these little preschool graduations Now keep in mind this was before any state even had universal kindergarten and I’m being dragged to preschool graduations watching these poor parents with tears in their eyes because they never thought they’d be able to help their kids learn (APPLAUSE) Now 20 years of research has shown how well this program works to improve readiness for school and academic achievement There are a lot of young adults in America who have no idea Hillary had anything to do with it who are enjoying better lives because they were in that program CLINTON: She did all this while being a full-time worker a mother and enjoying our life Why Well she’s insatiably curious she’s a natural leader she’s a good organizer and she’s the best darn change-maker I ever met in my entire life (APPLAUSE) Look this is a really important point This is a really important point for you to take out of this convention If you believe in making change from the bottom up if you believe the measure of change is how many people’s lives are better you know it’s hard and some people think it’s boring Speeches like this are fun (LAUGHTER) Actually doing the work is hard So people say well we need to change She’s been around a long time she sure has and she’s sure been worth every single year she’s put into making people’s lives better (APPLAUSE) I can tell you this If you were sitting where I’m sitting and you heard what I have heard at every dinner conversation every lunch conversation on every lone walk you would say this woman has never been satisfied with the status quo in anything She always wants to move the ball forward That is just who she is (APPLAUSE) When I became president with a commitment to reform health care Hillary was a natural to head the health care task force You all know we failed because we couldn’t break a Senate filibuster Hillary immediately went to work on solving the problems the bill sought to address one by one The most important goal was to get more children with health insurance (APPLAUSE) In 1997 Congress passed the Children’s Health Insurance Program still an important part of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act It insures more than 8 million kids There are a lot of other things in that bill that she got done piece by piece pushing that rock up the hill In 1997 she also teamed with the House Minority Leader Tom DeLay who maybe disliked me more than any of Newt Gingrich’s crowd They worked on a bill together to increase adoptions of children under foster care She wanted to do it because she knew that Tom DeLay for all of our differences was an adoptive parent and she honored him for doing that (APPLAUSE) Now the bill they worked on which passed with an overwhelming bipartisan majority led to a big increase in the adoption of children out of foster care including non-infant kids and special-needs kids It made life better because she’s a change-maker that’s what she does (APPLAUSE) Now when you’re doing all this real life doesn’t stop 1997 was the year Chelsea finished high school and went to college We were happy for her but sad for us to see her go I’ll never forget moving her into her dorm room at Stanford It would have been a great little reality flick There I was in a trance just staring out the window trying not to cry and there was Hillary on her hands and knees desperately looking for one more drawer to put that liner paper in (LAUGHTER) Finally Chelsea took charge and told us ever so gently that it was time for us to go So we closed a big chapter in the most important work of our lives As you’ll see Thursday night when Chelsea speaks Hillary’s done a pretty fine job of being a mother (APPLAUSE) And as you saw last night beyond a shadow of a doubt so has Michelle Obama (APPLAUSE) Now fast forward In 1999 Congressman Charlie Rangel and other New York Democrats urged Hillary… (APPLAUSE) …urged Hillary to run for the seat of retiring Senator Pat Moynihan We had always intended to go to New York after I left office and commute to Arkansas but this had never occurred to either one of us Hillary had never run for office before but she decided to give it a try She began her campaign the way she always does new things by listening and and learning And after a tough battle New York elected her to the seat once held by another outsider Robert Kennedy (APPLAUSE) And she didn’t let him down Her early years were dominated by 9/11 by working to fund the recovery then monitoring the health and providing compensation to victims and first and second responders She and Senator Schumer were tireless and so were our House members In 2003 partly spurred on by what we were going through she became the first senator in the history of New York ever to serve on the Armed Services Committee (APPLAUSE) So she tried to make sure people on the battlefield had proper equipment She tried to expand and did expand health care coverage to Reservists and members of the National Guard She got longer family leave working with Senator Dodd for people caring for wounded service members And she worked for more extensive care for people with traumatic brain injury She also served on a special Pentagon commission to propose changes necessary to meet our new security challenges Newt Gingrich was on that commission he told me what a good job she had done (APPLAUSE) I say that because nobody who has seriously dealt with the men and women in today’s military believes they are a disaster They are a national treasure of all races all religions all walks of life (APPLAUSE) Now meanwhile she compiled a really solid record totally progressive on economic and social issues She voted for and against some proposed trade deals She became the de facto economic development officer for the area of New York outside the ambit of New York City She worked for farmers for winemakers for small businesses and manufacturers for upstate cities in rural areas who needed more ideas and more new investment to create good jobs something we have to do again in small-town and rural America in neighborhoods that have been left behind in our cities and Indian country and yes in coal country (APPLAUSE) When she lost a hard-fought contest to President Obama in 2008 she worked for his election hard But she hesitated to say yes when he asked her to join his Cabinet because she so loved being a senator from New York So like me in a different context he had to keep asking (LAUGHTER) But as we all saw and heard from Madeleine Albright it was worth the effort and worth the wait (APPLAUSE) As secretary of state she worked hard to get strong sanctions against Iran’s nuclear program And in what The Wall Street Journal no less called a half-court shot at the buzzer she got Russia and China to support them Her team negotiated the New START Treaty with Russia to reduce nuclear weapons and reestablish inspections And she got enough Republican support to get two-thirds of the Senate the vote necessary to ratify the treaty (APPLAUSE) She flew all night long from Cambodia to the Middle East to get a cease-fire that would avoid a full-out shooting war between Hamas and Israel in Gaza to protect the peace of the region She backed President Obama’s decision to go after Osama bin Laden (APPLAUSE) She launched a team this is really important today she launched a team to fight back against terrorists online and built a new global counterterrorism effort We’ve got to win this battle in the mind field She put climate change at the center of our foreign policy (APPLAUSE) She negotiated the first agreement ever — ever — where China and India officially committed to reduce their emissions And as she had been doing since she went to Beijing in 1995 and said women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights… (APPLAUSE) …she worked to empower women and girls around the world and to make the same exact declaration on behalf of the LGBT community in America and around the world (APPLAUSE) And nobody ever talks about this much nobody ever talks about this much but it’s important to me She tripled the number of people with AIDS in poor countries whose lives are being saved with your tax dollars most of them in Africa going from 17 million lives to 51 million lives and it didn’t cost you any more money She just bought available FDA-approved generic drugs something we need to do for the American people more (APPLAUSE) Now you don’t know any of these people You don’t know any of those 34 million people but I’ll guarantee you they know you They know you because they see you as thinking their lives matter They know you and that’s one reason the approval of the United States was 20 points higher when she left the secretary of state’s office than when she took it (APPLAUSE) CLINTON: Now how does this square How did this square with the things that you heard at the Republican convention What’s the difference in what I told you and what they said How do you square it You can’t One is real the other is made up You just have to decide You just have to decide which is which my fellow Americans The real one had done more positive change-making before she was 30 than many public officials do in a lifetime in office (APPLAUSE) The real one if you saw her friend Betsy Ebeling vote for Illinois today… (APPLAUSE) …has friends from childhood through Arkansas where she has not lived in more than 20 years who have gone all across America at their own expense to fight for the person they know (APPLAUSE) The real one has 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back on schedule You guys calm down Look (INAUDIBLE) a long full blessed life it really took off when I met and fell in love with that girl in the spring of 1971 When I was president I worked hard to give you more peace and shared prosperity to give you an America where nobody is invisible or counted out (APPLAUSE) But for this time Hillary is uniquely qualified to seize the opportunities and reduce the risks we face And she is still the best darn change-maker I have ever known (APPLAUSE) You could drop her into any trouble spot pick one come back in a month and somehow some way she will have made it better That is just who she is (APPLAUSE) There are clear achievable affordable responses to our challenges But we won’t get to them if America makes the wrong choice in this election That’s why you should elect her And you should elect her because she’ll never quit when the going gets tough She’ll never quit on you She sent me in this primary to West Virginia where she knew we were going 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